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Stay Safe on Campus

Stay Safe on Campus

Effective Wednesday, September 1, face coverings are required.

We care about our Clark State community and the health and well-being of everyone continues to be our priority. Masks, combined with other preventive measures, are intended to slow the spread of the virus and will play a role in helping keep classes in-person on campus. If you come to campus without a mask, we have masks available at the Admissions and Student Services desks at our regional locations.

Exceptions to wearing a mask may include, but not limited to, the following:

  • A medical condition including those with respiratory conditions that restrict breathing, mental health conditions or disability which contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering.
  • The individual is communicating or seeking to communicate with someone who is hearing-impaired or has another disability, where the ability to see the mouth for communication is essential.
  • The individual is alone in an enclosed area, example study room.
  • The individual is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility.
  • The individual is actively engaged in athletic practices, scrimmages, or competitions.
  • The individual is actively consuming food or beverages.

The above exemptions are recommended by the Ohio Department of Health.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Nina Wiley, Dean of Student Engagement at 937.328.7936 or

Monitor for any Changes in Health

Do you have any of the following symptoms? If yes, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider. Changes in health should not be ignored. If you do have changes in health, follow the required criteria for returning to campus.

Symptoms may include: fever (100.4°F or higher), cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell, loss of taste, headache and/or nausea.

Required criteria for returning to campus after being sick:

  • Fever free for at least 24 hours without any kind of fever reducing medication.
  • Respiratory symptoms have consistently improved.
  • Quarantine at least 5 days after the onset of symptoms.

Honor Physical Distancing

  • Work and study at least six feet away from others.
  • Do not gather in groups.

Wash your Hands with Soap

  • Often
  • For at least 20 seconds

Practice Cough/Sneeze Etiquette

Use a disposable tissue or cough into your sleeve.